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Past Speaking Engagements, Presentations & Events

Lois Joy Hofmann, Author was part of the Polk County Museum’s Speaker Series on August 19th. Attendees discovered the inspiration and creative process that fueled the author’s imagination, giving life to unforgettable experiences at sea. This article appeared in the Inter County Journal this past week.

Lois and Gunter Hofmann participated in the Holiday Boutique hosted by FOCUS, Friends of Children United Society, at the Coronado Cays Yacht club on Saturday November 19, 2022 from 9am to 2pm. It was a great turnout on a beautiful day. A big thank you to all who came out and stopped by the PIP Productions booth.




Lois Joy Hofmann, Author



Author Lois Joy Hofmann San Diego Book Awards Association


















Amery Classic TheatreLois presented at the Amery Classic Theatre on Friday June 7th at 7:00pm.

Five other area writers joined her and all proceeds went toward the Amery Arts Alliance.

Author Lois Joy Hofmann is available for speaking engagements and presentations for your group or function. Contact Lois for details.

Media: Access her Press Kit here.






Author Lois Joy Hofmann San Diego Book Awards AssociationMy latest exhibit was a one-day event at the San Diego Central Library. Along with other winners, I participated in a booth promoting the San Diego Book Awards Association. (My first two books, Maiden Voyage and Sailing the South Pacific, won first place for Best Nonfiction, Travel. My third book The Long Way Back will be judged this year.) UPDATE: The Long Way Back won First Place in the category of Published Travel!! Thanks to all for your kind support.






Thursday October 11, 2018: Polk County Museum/Historical Society 120 W Main St, Balsam Lake, WI 54810

Author Lois Joy Hofmann presented to a full room at the Polk County Museum/Historical Society at 6:30pm on Thursday October 11, 2018. She read a couple of sections from her latest book, The Long Way Back, and referred to some of the 150+ photos and maps. Books were available to follow along and for purchase afterward. Lois was available for book signing and the museum will be provided the refreshments. She donated the pirate decorations for their Halloween event.

August Book Tour Wisconsin and Minnesota

Rotary in Bloomington Presentation Video Aug 27 2018










Lois Joy Hofmann at SD Public Library












Warwick’s Weekend with Locals in La Jolla 2011


P1040673 Lois takes questions from the audience, at Upstart Crow

Upstart Crow Bookstore in San Diego 2013














West Marine in San Diego

West Marine in San Diego 2013

2012 Local Author Exhibit at the San Diego Public Libary

2012/2013 Local Author Exhibit at the San Diego Public Library

Military Officers Association of America (MOAA)

Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) 2013










Strictly Sail in Oakland

2013 Strictly Sail Pacific in Oakland, CA

Downwind Marine Vendor Fair in San Diego

Downwind Marine’s Vendor Fair sponsored by Latitude 38 Magazine 2013









Southwestern Yacht Club San Diego

Southwestern Yacht Club San Diego 2013











West Coast Multihull Rally on Catalina Island, CA

West Coast Multihull Rally at Two Harbors,  Catalina Island, CA 2013


Sailing the South Pacific Book Launch in Pacific Beach, CA

Sailing the South Pacific Book Launch in Pacific Beach, CA 2012











Meet & Greet with Lois at Fiddler's Green, San Diego, CA

Meet & Greet with Lois at Fiddler’s Green, San Diego, CA 2011


Pacific Beach, San Diego Library presentation

Pacific Beach, San Diego Library presentation 2013










Miracles at Sea, Father's Day 2013 in San Diego, CA

Miracles at Sea, Father’s Day 2013 in San Diego, CA








SCWC Festival of Books 2013, Los Angeles, CA

SCWC Festival of Books 2013, Los Angeles, CA